Autumn 2016: 3Degreez Cheerleaders INVITATION

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3Degreez Cheerleaders launched their new season in September with a few additional classes. As well as offering competitive teams training, they will also run Cheer 4 Fun classes – the idea is to make cheerleading accessible to all levels and abilities. On top of the existing Saturday morning Dazzletz Class – Cheer & Gym Skills for […]

Ask An Expert… SAUNAS, SWIMMING, SPIDER VEINS

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Beauty Therapist Wendy Mills Answers Your Questions Q: I like using saunas but I am worried about aggravating my problem complexion – spots and acne rosacea. What would you recommend? A: Try using an infrared sauna. The idea may sound counter-intuitive since rosacea usually reacts quite poorly to heat but an infrared sauna is different […]

PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE

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By Heather Winterburn At Dance Fusion we are now incorporating a new method of teaching, and our students love it. Progressing Ballet Technique was devised by the highly regarded Royal Academy of Dance teacher and examiner Marie Mahon-Walton, who developed this programme after realising the great benefit her exercises were having on the speed and […]

Want To Get YOUR KIDS Into GOOD HABITS Now?

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Every parent and carer wants their children to be healthy, but life in 2016 can limit the amount of exercise they get. We know that, and at Halo we have devised a whole range of activities to get tots moving from day one (well almost!). Visit our website www.haloleisure.org.uk to see the full range or […]

SITTING Is The New SMOKING!

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Osteopathy With Carol Bond According to experts in biomechanics, sitting is the new smoking! Everyday life takes its toll on our health; whether it is sitting at a computer or watching TV for hours, drinking too much sweet coffee or worrying about bills, we constantly subject our bodies to unnatural stress, not to mention the […]

Introducing JON COOMBES

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One of the first things personal trainers are taught on their course is that they’ll have to wear many hats. They are the client’s coach, counsellor and their biggest fan, but also their conscience, the wagging finger, the pat on the back. Most trainers have to read their client’s mind, anticipate their weaknesses and pick […]

John Appleby’s PILATES Stretch Band Work: Upper Body

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Stretch bands are very versatile, easy-to-use exercise equipment and unlike weights, you can even take them with you when travelling. The following exercises work on strengthening the upper body muscles: biceps and triceps, deltoids and the upper back. Perform on their own or as part of a full body workout but make sure you warm […]

Why MASSAGE? By Matthew Barrett

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Working as a personal trainer and strength coach for a few years involved a lot of studying the mechanics of exercise and physiology. It made me aware of how weak links in a muscular chain can effect the total outcome of a movement, so progression into massage was a natural step for me. I have […]